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Shady Characters: Ampersands,...
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Keith Houston
 
Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow...
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
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Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
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From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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Through the language glass
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Deutscher, G.
 
Does language reflect the culture of a society in any profound sense? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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The Language Wars: A History of ...
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What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage?
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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a...
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Jonathon Green
 
Collects the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries.
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Idiomantics: The Weird World of...
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Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
 
Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. To cite three examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job...
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Salt of the Earth: Origins and...
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A charming, attractively illustrated collection of country sayings with their origins and meanings.
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The last word
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McIntyre, B.
 
We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the ...
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?:...
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David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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English for the Natives: Discover the...
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Harry Ritchie
 
A guide to the grammar you already know.
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You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
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Ben Crystal; David Crystal
 
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